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Fasting

Fasting is a mandatory Islamic ritual observed in the month Ramadan. During this month, Muslims do not eat or drink after the pre-dawn meal until the post-sunset meal.

Fatima Ma'sumah

Hazrat Ma'sumah (790-816), Imam Reza's (a.s) sister enshrined in Qom. Pilgrimage to her shrine has been highly recommended; therefore, enjoys a paramount position among the Shia.

Synonyms: Fatima Ma'sumah,
Fatimah Zahra (s.a.)

Fatimah Zahra (605 or 615 AD-632 AD), daughter of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and Imam Ali's (a.s) wife and mother of Shia Imams. In Islamic texts she is compared with Holy Mary (s.a).

Synonyms: Fatimah Zahra,Fatimah
Friday congregational prayer

A religio-political prayer performed congregationally on Fridays preceded by two sermons on contemporary social and political issues.

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